Dr. Matthew McNabb

No, A Boca Raton Chiropractor Is Not Writing Mask Notes For Students

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Dr. Matthew McNabb of Boca Raton says he is NOT offering notes to parents opposed to mask use. Someone is posing as him online. He says litigation is pending.

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton Chiropractor says he is the victim of a hacker who has taken to social media, claiming that he’s selling medical notes to get kids out of wearing masks in school.

“They are fake posts,” said Dr. Matthew McNabb. “Someone doctored up screenshots and posted them online.”

McNabb told BocaNewsNow.com that he absolutely does not support writing notes for children to get out of wearing masks, and would never take part in that practice. He says his attorney has identified the culprit and plans to file a lawsuit.

McNabb’s website at BocaChiropractic.com is now largely down as of Wednesday afternoon.

In several emails sent to BocaNewsNow.com, members of a Facebook group of teachers and parents supporting mask use in Palm Beach County Schools, expressed outrage after seeing the posts in their group. The posts, allegedly written by McNabb, said that notes were available for $200 each.

BocaNewsNow.com is not posting the screen shot which is in our possession, but we are sharing the text. It says: “It’s ridiculous that any parent should need a note for their child, but if you do, I can help. I’m a physician in Palm Beach County and can provide a prescription for those wit ha true medical condition. PM (private message) me for more details.”

Also from the alleged post: “So for the consultation, documentation and prescription, I’m waiving my new patient fee for people in our Facebook group and just charging $200. We can set up the Telehealth at a time convenient for us both. That part will only take 30 minutes. Turn around time for the prescription is within 24 hours.”

“Completely fake,” said McNabb.

The giveaways that the posts may not be legit are numerous. Among them: a doctor wouldn’t refer to a note as a “prescription.” And the Palm Beach County School District has made it clear that a doctor’s note is worthless under current guidelines. Parents who wish to opt out their children from the mask mandate must have a 504 plan on file. That’s a federal program for children with special needs. Faking papers to obtain a 504 plan could lead to a federal prosecution with the potential of prison time.

For now, Dr. McNabb says he’s trying to run his business, but is finding it challenging with the responses to the fake post. He does, however, want the public to know: he is not offering doctor’s notes for anti-maskers.

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